6.19.2008

5,678 mi = 9,137.8 km

In defiance of AAA's predictions I will not be forgoing the (semi-)cross-country/ies road trip this summer. This may seem ill-advised as gallons of gasoline approach the price for 20 ounces of Starbucks coffee, particularly since I don't even own a car, but we'll be traveling in a Civic hybrid. So actually we're driving for the environment.

The proposed itinerary is below. I get in at Madison, from which we head west to Keystone, SD, home of Mt. Rushmore for their 4th of July Extravaganza Bonanza. A quick stop at the geographical center of the United States, then it's out across big sky country to visit Dick Cheney as we make our way to the beautiful Pacific NW. On the way back we hit Calgary for the Calgary Stampede, maybe Edmonton for The Edmonton International Street Performers Festival, and finally we stop through Regina, just because it rhymes with vagina.

Google says it's 5,678 miles all tolled, but really, what's another 900 kilometers between friends (about 600 miles)? Will this be the summer of 10,000 km?


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4 comments:

Alex said...

Who will your copilots be?

wb said...

I think I'm officially the co-pilot. One Julia Sterr, of Norman, OK, owner of said car, and instigator of said road trip, will be the pilot.

wb said...

Also, we've already had to make some serious edits to our route. There will be no Pacific NW. And definitely not 10,000 Km.

Julia said...

No roads. Just trips. And champagne. And cigarettes. And farting.